Teenager arrested following reports of anti-social moped riders in Swindon

Alert message sent 23/03/2020 11:25:00

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A teenager has been arrested after police responded to reports of anti-social moped riders in the Parks area of Swindon.

We were called at around 1.40am this morning (23/03) following concerns about a group riding mopeds around Knowsley Road.

When officers attended the group dispersed, but they carried out a search of the area and found an abandoned stolen moped in Sherwood Road a short time later.

They called for support from a dog unit, who traced from the stolen moped to a nearby address.

Officer attended that address and arrested a 15-year-old boy on suspicion of two counts of theft and two counts of breaching an injunction. He is currently in custody in Gablecross Police Station.

Sergeant James Neighbour, from Swindon Community Policing Team, said: "I hope this reassures the public that we are still out there carrying on with our local policing work as normal.

"We will not tolerate this type of criminality and anti-social behaviour, which we know causes upset and nuisance for those living in Swindon.

"Your local community policing team are still operating business as usual, keeping people safe, answering your calls and providing you with a vital emergency service."
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